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Yesterday it was snowing, and quite a crappy day here in NYC. But I was pretty upset and I needed to get out. My dad’s voice jumped out in a video that I was watching unexpectedly, hearing him without being prepared hit me like a ton of bricks. The lingering depression took over and the tears began to flow freely.
At that point I couldn’t sit at home anymore, so I got up and just left. Weather be damned to hell! My wife didn’t want to join me, and no friends were around, so I went out by my lonesome. Some people have a problem dining alone, but I don’t care. I don’t need anyone to live my life.
I wanted to eat Spanish food and headed over to Forest Hills for Cabana. However, once I arrived at the restaurant strip I saw this place and realized that I had not eaten there yet. So I decided to give it a try, I can always go back to Cabana another time.
Obviously it was a quiet night to dine out, so the place was relatively empty and I had no issues being seated. My first impression was good, the restaurant has a nice ambiance, and the waitress was all smiles and very pleasant. I examined the menu and decided I wanted to try something new.
For appetizers I went with the sampler menu. Let me say this, the dish is pretty big and suitable for two people. But my fat ass ate it all by myself.
The calamari was crunchy, not greasy, and totally delish! The same can be said for the mini crab cakes, I love crab cakes and these did not disappoint! I was a little nervous about the raw salmon, I’m always a bit cautious when trying raw food at a new place. However, it was fresh, and delicious, my concerns were unwarranted. The summer roll was a summer roll, nothing special about that appetizer, but for what it is it was good. Now, the curry puffs, that one had me very worried, I’ve never eaten that before! The verdict? I loved it! The server explained to me what sauce went with what, but I ain’t gonna lie, I didn’t absorb it at all. So I just improvised with that. This dish is a must try, it definitely satisfied all the cravings I had for their items.
As my main dish I wanted to try the whole fish, but the sweet waitress said that it takes at least forty minutes to prepare that dish. I didn’t want to sit around for that long so I decided to go with a basil dish. The beef basil dish was a bit spicy, and the waitress said that I could get it milder next time if I chose. The thing is, though it was spicy, it was very good. I like to try the dishes as they are meant to be eaten. I had a side of rice and garlic bread with this, and both were good.
This restaurant was awesome on all aspects. The service was great, and the food was really good. I’m glad that I tried it out on a whim like this. If you are in the Forest Hills area and up for some Thai Cuisine, give these guys a try, you will not be disappointed.
Growing Up Bronx